PGA Tour-owned TPC Las Vegas Hosts Celebrities for Major Canon Charity Golf Tournament

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 7, 2011)–TPC Las Vegas is one of two Las Vegas golf courses that is owned and operated by the PGA Tour, and recently it hosted the 12th Annual National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon. In all the tournament and event prior helped raised more than $380,000 bringing the 12-year total to more than $5 million. TPC Las Vegas is known as the "home of pro golf in Las Vegas" because the PGA Tour and Champions Tour have played there plus many of the tour pros who live in Las Vegas play and practice at the course. –Staff Report.

Celebrities who attended the reception and/or played in the tournament included Mark Steines from Entertainment Tonight; John O’Hurley from Seinfeld; John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted, who also provided a compelling presentation as keynote speaker; baseball players Rollie Fingers and Shane Victorino; Lou Ferigno from The Incredible Hulk; John Warburton; and football players Willie Gault and Eddie Payton.

TPC Las Vegas is a resort Las Vegas golf course open to all Las Vegas golfers and offers official tee times in Las Vegas and Las Vegas golf packages via its official website. Currently, special Las Vegas golf rates starting at $129 are available for TPC Las Vegas. Various Las Vegas golf packages and vacations are also available at the official website.

Since 1997, Canon USA and NCMEC have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of missing children.  The Canon4Kids program, a sponsorship between Canon USA and NCMEC, donates products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces public service announcements with missing children photos, and educates parents and guardians about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.

"Canon's commitment to protecting children is fundamentally guided by our corporate philosophy, Kyosei – all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer, Canon U.S.A. "We are dedicated to helping protect children and bringing into focus the many ways digital cameras, printers and photos can play a key role in helping to locate missing children. To date, 477 children featured through Canon Public Service Announcements have been recovered." For more information about NCMEC, please visit www.missingkids.com.

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